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    Billionaire Climate Activist to Spend $25 Million to Register Millennial Voters

    Billionaire Climate Activist to Spend $25 Million to Register Millennial Voters

    California billionaire Tom Steyer has pledged at least $25 million to a campaign aimed at getting millennials to vote for political candidates who care about climate and energy issues. The number of registered Millennials has TRIPLED since 2008. https://t.co/qEyD7eW8Mh pic.twitter.com/L2Vo1JQ9e7 — NextGen America 🗳✨ (@NextGenAmerica) April 25, 2016 “Today, over 80 percent of young voters prefer candidates who offer […]

    Clinton Snubs Koch Endorsement

    Clinton Snubs Koch Endorsement

    Oil billionaire Charles Koch said there was a chance Hillary Clinton was a better leader than the Republican candidates, in an interview over the weekend. Photo credit: Keith Kissel / Flickr Clinton fired back on Sunday rejecting his potential endorsement. “Not interested in endorsements from people who deny climate science and try to make it […]

    50 Billionaires Receive $6.3 Million in Federal Farm Subsidies

    50 Billionaires Receive $6.3 Million in Federal Farm Subsidies

    Think federal farm subsidies only help out struggling family farmers? Think again. Fifty members of the Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans—banking tycoon David Rockefeller Sr., Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, stockbroker Charles Schwab and dozens of other billionaires—received at least $6.3 million in farm subsidies between 1995 and 2014, according to an Environmental Working […]

    300+ Arrested in Mass Civil Disobedience Protests at the Nation’s Capitol

    300+ Arrested in Mass Civil Disobedience Protests at the Nation’s Capitol

    In the final day of a record-setting week of civil disobedience at the Capitol, more than 300 people were arrested Monday as they demanded democracy reforms. Yesterday’s arrests came on the third and final day of Democracy Awakening. Combined with arrests made during the recent Democracy Spring, the protests constituted what organizers believe is a record for […]

    7 Reasons to Join Democracy Awakening

    7 Reasons to Join Democracy Awakening

    As editor of Greenpeace USA’s blog for almost a year now, I’ve had the privilege of supporting some amazing actions from behind the scenes. I wrote in amazement as 13 climbers put themselves—literally—between Shell and the Arctic last summer, and I was equally inspired watching thousands mobilize in Paris during international climate talks a few months later, […]

    Democratic Debate Brings Fiercest Exchange Yet on Climate Change, Fracking

    Democratic Debate Brings Fiercest Exchange Yet on Climate Change, Fracking

    During last night’s Democratic debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a site that was flooded by Hurricane Sandy, presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton displayed the fiercest exchange around climate change yet. 2nd most-Tweeted moment for #DemDebate: Clinton & Sanders disagree on environmental policy plans https://t.co/XMkmrvpApI — TwitterGov (@TwitterGov) April 15, 2016 “The movement […]

    5 Reasons Why Bernie Sanders Would Be the Best Choice for the Future of the Planet

    5 Reasons Why Bernie Sanders Would Be the Best Choice for the Future of the Planet

    1. Sanders linked climate change to national security in a national discussion on terrorism. In the first Democratic debate following the Paris attacks, CBS moderator John Dickerson of “Face the Nation” questioned Bernie Sanders about his plans to rid the planet of ISIL. Photo credit: Boise State Digital Content / Flickr “In the previous debate […]

    Democracy Spring Takes a Bite Out of Dirty Money

    Democracy Spring Takes a Bite Out of Dirty Money

    Though you wouldn’t know it by tuning in to mainstream media, more than 600 people have been arrested in the nation’s capital since Monday as part of Democracy Spring, the mass civil disobedience campaign aimed at getting big money out of politics, restoring voting rights and reviving democracy. The fight against dirty energy money comes […]